Sighting a hummingbird is cause for great excitement here at My Garden Path. Fall and Winter seem to be the seasons for these speedy jewels to visit this garden. Actually, there seems to be only one speedy jewel this year.
|Senecio confusus, Mexican Flame Vine|
Perhaps it is that this female Ruby-Throated hummingbird only sees enough of her favorite flowers blooming along the Path during the Fall season.
|Justicia brandegeana 'Fruit Cocktail'|
|Salvia elegans, Pineapple Sage|
|Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph'|
The bright reds and oranges of the firespike and flame vine may be the initial attraction for the hummingbird, but once in the garden other blooms seem to be just as enticing. Purples, pinks and even whites are nectared from time and again.
|Barleria cristata,Philippine Violet & Pentas lanceolata|
Everytime I see the tiny hummingbird flitting among the flowers, I am reminded of God's care.
|Odontonema strictum, Red Firespike|
"Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" Matthew 6:26